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BTT: Other Worlds

August 7, 2008

Suggested by Miko
Are there any particular worlds in books where you’d like to live?
Or where you certainly would NOT want to live?
What about authors? If you were a character, who would you trust to write your life?
(This came to me when reviewing a Jonathan Carroll book – I’m not sure I’d like to live in the worlds of his books.)

Permanent Change of Address: A galaxy far, far away… Yes, for 30-odd years, that’s where I wanted to go — thanks to the Star Wars novels and comics. Harry Potter’s world would be a close second, since it doesn’t require, you know, leaving the planet.

A Nice Place to Visit, Wouldn’t Want to Live There: As much as I love Kate Daniels and Curran from Ilona Andrews’ books, I wouldn’t want to live with them in the magic-battered, alternate reality Atlanta. Same goes for Rachel Caine’s Weather Warden series.

F2 to Post: The Life and Times of a Human Resources Specialist (Military) by Ilona Andrews — Why? Gordon was in the Army (which I work for) and he also worked in HR (but that could be private industry or civilian), which means he may have some experience with the subject matter. Either way, it would be a very dull read — unless the DOD says we have to make the mandatory move to Fort Knox, Kentucky in horse-drawn covered wagons. You think traffic is bad on 66 West now? Ha!

A Little Extra: I can tell you where my mother would like to live: anyplace that had intelligent, good-guy dragons. She devoured Naomi Novik’s Temeraire books and she’s in the middle of Eldest. When I told her I was reading a paranormal romance where the hero can shape-shift into a dragon, her eyes lit up. I introduced my mother to fantasy/paranormal genre, but she’s never read a shape-shifter book (Sirius Black and company are the closest she’s come). You could also find my mother in Middle Earth, Narnia, and Hogwarts.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 8, 2008 1:24 pm

    Gordon was battalion reenlistment NCO for a while too. How are you ASFAB scores? Have you thought of going green to gold? Or are you already gold?

    😛

  2. misscz permalink
    August 8, 2008 8:20 pm

    I’m a civilian employee. 😉 A few years ago, someone came up with the “brilliant” idea to combine people who handle HR for government employees, and civilians who handle military personnel actions, under the same job series — hence the designation in the title. Why? Heaven only knows, since the processes are as different as night and day.

    I handle personnel actions for Soldiers — specifically, assignments. I work for what is now known as the US Army Human Resources Command. Gordon may know it as MILPERCEN or PERSCOM. Or “DA” or “Branch”. As in, “Call your Branch, and see if they’ll delete your assignment.” That’s us.

    Thank you for stopping by. 😀

  3. August 9, 2008 12:21 pm

    I love how you broke up your response for this week’s BTT question! I considered listing Harry Potter as one of my preferred to live choices, but decided not to this time around–even though it would be near the top of my list.

  4. elizabethwillse permalink
    August 10, 2008 6:31 pm

    I like your answer. I’ve never read Ilona Andrews.
    Also, I”m glad you shared your mother’s answer. Made me smile.

  5. misscz permalink
    August 10, 2008 7:23 pm

    Wendy – Thanks! I noticed that Harry’s been a pretty popular response.

    Elizabeth – Ilona Andrews is a wife and husband writing team. They have two books out. It’s an urban fantasy/paranormal series.

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